Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JUNE 2013

The economic recession has emphasized just how dramatically the face of homelessness has changed. That population includes more families with young children, more young adults, more people who have a job but can't afford housing and more military veterans. The situation has further galvanized legal advocates, many long focused on improving resources for homeless people. It also has affected the way state agencies and municipalities address the issue in communities throughout Oregon, as Melody Finnemore reports.